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Covid spending fuelled faster growth in UK economy in late 2021, ONS says

Upward revision in annual GDP growth, despite Omicron denting output over Christmas

The UK economy was only 0.1% below pre-pandemic levels after growing faster than previously thought at the end of 2021 because of a rush of coronavirus test-and-trace activities, the latest official data has shown.

UK economic output grew by 1.3% from October to December, compared with an initial estimate of 1%, despite the Omicron variant denting output over Christmas, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday.

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